Fall is coming to a close, and while it may not be chilly enough to break out a heated blanket, it is the perfect time to try a brand-new fragrance. Similarly to a winter jacket, the best perfumes for women can make you feel warm and cozy. What’s better? There’s a bunch of mood-boosting scents that can help curb the winter blues. Ahead, we break down our top picks, from heady floral formulas like Dior’s J’adore Parfum D’Eau to more sultry options like Byredo’s Eye Closed Eau De Parfum.
Finding the best perfumes for women can be a daunting task, so consider this your official cheat sheet. Whether you prefer a lightweight toilette spray like our favorite from Maison Margiela, or a potent, long-lasting perfume (like number five on our list), there’s an option for every preference—all of which will make great holiday gifts.
Best Floral Perfume
Dior J'adore Parfum D'Eau
Dior’s iconic J’adore perfume now comes in a water-based formula. And even though it’s alcohol-free, this fragrance still packs a powerful floral punch (think: jasmine, magnolia and neroli notes).
This attention-grabbing scent is one of Rihanna’s favorite fragrances and like the icon, it has a sexy and sensual flair. With notes of orange blossom, vanilla absolute and marshmallow sugar, it’s the perfect date night scent.